As an Apprentice Construction Plant Fitter, you will undergo comprehensive training to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for maintaining and repairing construction plant machinery and equipment. Ferns are a growing company and can offer career development within a fast paced but friendly working environment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 04 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Performance related salary increases Pay review at least annually

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, between the hours of 6.00am and 5.00pm with a one hour unpaid break (or two 30 minute breaks)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn to inspect, diagnose, and repair a variety of small construction plant machinery, including saws, pedestrian rollers, core drills, trench rammers, and mini diggers
  • Develop proficiency in using hand tools, power tools, and specialised equipment for maintenance and repair tasks
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, equipment history, and parts inventory to support efficient workflow and documentation compliance

The training you will be getting

  • Construction Equipment Maintenance Mechanic (level 2) Apprenticeship Standard
  • training will take place at company location in kent, but there are opportunities to visit other locations to gain more experience


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Plant Fitter 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Working in a busy workshop or outside in the yard physically lifting and maneuvering plant around the yard/workshop

About the employer

Ferns Group are a family run business with over 25 years’ experience as an established Utilities and Reinstatement company, specialising in Telecoms Civils, and tailored reinstatement services. Our Mission is "to be the preferred choice in our field by adding value to our business partners without compromise to quality, safety or the environment."​ Please visit our website -




Ferns Surfacing Ltd

Ford Lane


TN15 7SG


Andrea Young


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Construction equipment maintenance mechanic

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Jun 2024